Management Solutions Group • 2879 Hoag NE • Grand Rapids, MI 49525 •  Phone: (616) 365-9822

Management Solutions Group

Experts in: ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO 14001, IATF 16949, ISO 13485, ISO 17025

Management Systems for Registration and Certification

Project Management

Onsite Workshops

Online and Public Training

Internal Audit Services

Management Representative & Management System Improvement

Contract Quality Management Services

Leadership Development Coaching

Speaking Engagements

Business Improvement, Coaching, and Strategic Planning

Brandon Kerkstra“We are hands-on consultants who work along side our clients to teach them the best ways to approach quality and project management processes – using their everyday work as examples to study."

Brandon Kerkstra - President

Since 1999, Management Solutions Group Inc. has helped hundreds of companies to ready themselves for ISO 9000 and other certifications with programs that can be implemented practically and sustained readily for future audits and improvements. MSG prides itself on its hands-on approach to designing and implementing quality programs that can add value for companies serving the manufacturing, medical device, environmental management, information security, aerospace and telecommunications industries.

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, MSG helps small- and medium-sized companies to navigate the narrow straits of implementing and maintaining programs that satisfy the registrars’ requirements for certification and allow companies to meet those requirements with limited resources.

With a combined experience of more than 60 years in quality and project management, MSG President Brandon Kerkstra and his team of seasoned consultants understand clearly the essentials of the registration process because they have conducted audits for some of the world’s largest registrars.

S065 - Section Control plan

  bullet green arrow 25 Develop control plans (See Annex A) at the system, subsystem, component, and/or material level

bullet green arrow 25Family control plans are acceptable for bulk material and similar parts

bullet green arrow 25Pre-launch and production control plans must show linkage and incorporate information from the DFMEA, process flow diagram, and manufacturing PFMEA).

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S063 - Section Supplier development

  bullet green arrow 25 Determine the priority, type, extent, and timing of required supplier development actions for its active suppliers

bullet green arrow 25Inputs include but are not limited to the following:

astricks-20performance issues identified through supplier monitoring

astricks-20second-party audit findings (see Section;

astricks-20third-party quality management system certification status;

astricks-20risk analysis.

bullet green arrow 25Implement actions necessary to resolve open (unsatisfactory) performance issues and pursue opportunities for continual improvement.

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S062 - Section Second-party audits

  bullet green arrow 25 Second-party audit process must be used in supplier management approach & can be used for:

astricks-20supplier risk assessment;

astricks-20supplier monitoring;

astricks-20supplier QMS development;

astricks-20product audits;

astricks-20process audits.

bullet green arrow 25Based on a risk analysis, document the criteria for determining the need, type, frequency, and scope of second-party audits

bullet green arrow 25Records of audits

bullet green arrow 25If the scope is a QMS audit, then the automotive process approach is required

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Understandable Language

"Minimizes the mystery of the transition from TS 16949: 1999 to TS 16949: 2000. Information is provided in realistic language."

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We review your requirements, then give you a menu of options to meet your budget and schedule.  MSG helps you determine:
  • Goals and objectives
  • Which certifications or standards are applicable
  • What individuals should be involved to tailor your training
  • A time schedule
  • Resources necessary to ensure a successful program launch